Ulrike Witt - McDermott Will & Emery


Ulrike Witt focuses her practice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, and corporate restructuring and insolvency.

Ulrike worked for more than two years as an assistant for an international law firm in the corporate/M&A sector. As a trainee at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, she worked for international law firms focused on insolvency, as well as corporate/M&A in Düsseldorf and Hong Kong.


  • Advised SIGNA in connection with a joint venture with the Thailand-based Central Group regarding the business of The KaDeWe Group GmbH (operator of the luxury department stores KaDeWe, Alsterhaus and Oberpollinger)
  • Advised Strauss Innovation, a medium-sized department store operator with 96 stores and more than 1,400 employees, in self-administration under protective shield proceedings
  • Advised the insolvency administrator of O.W. Bunker Germany in the context of the international insolvency of the O.W. Bunker Group and the international collection of receivables
  • Advised SIGNA in connection with the restructuring of Karstadt Warenhaus, the second largest department store operator in Germany with more than 80 stores and more than 17,000 employees


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2022 and 2023 Germany: Ones to Watch for Mergers and Acquisitions Law


Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Second State Exam, 2014
University of Auckland, LLM, 2009
University of Trier, First State Exam, 2008
University of Trier, Subject-specific language training (FFA) (English and Spanish), 2006 – 2007


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